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24 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 322 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Irving House at Harvard.
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to three children under 7 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 15 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 20 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Score from 277 reviews Good
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Score from 330 reviews Very good
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Score from 141 reviews Wonderful
The Harvard Square Hotel is the centerpiece hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts' lively Harvard Square.
Score from 224 reviews Very good
Clean room, good staff
One morning there was no hot water and it was possible to take shower, then at 8am they started with the washing machine that made it impossible to sleep or read something while in the room (at least on the ground floor where my room was located). Wi fi super slow!
the vibe: somewhere between elder hostel and Harvard dorm
no noise suppression, - though set up in a corner room on the top floor, a restful sleep was hard to come by given the mix of animated folks inclined to saturate the hallways with ample acoustic energy well past 10:00 pm - likely friendly sorts - just not an easy go of it if sleep before midnight is a priority - might be a selling point to have a designated quiet floor (think, Amtrak's quiet car)
Wifi connection not stable, not powerful enough
Very nice and warm host, free candy/coffee/hot water. nice breakfast. Room was very clean and quiet, location of hotel is perfect ! can't ask more!
Relaxed setting and helpful staff. They had passes to yoga and s fitness center! Pleasant open area with snacks, coffee and tea all day.
Bed was a little uncomfortable for 2 people.
comfortable and well maintained home, welcoming and supportive staff, in a good location near Harvard and Lesley universities, museums and various nice places to hang out.
I could enjoy some vegetables for breakfast
Location, great wifi, good breakfast
Rooms are spotless and well laid out (if small). Breakfast is free and very good. Location is perfect for those visiting Harvard.
House is very large with many rooms which may surprise those expecting a quaint bnb.
Very much appreciate the care taken to be environmentally responsible. Enjoyed the sense of cooperative staff work.
The Irving House is located a ten minute walk from Harvard Square. The room was clean as was the bathroom. The complimentary breakfast was an added treat.
The bedding is cheap and thin and the amenities (soap shampoo right out of dollar store). Shared newspaper.
Everything, except the heat.
The heat was atrocious. We had the window fully open, and it still was HOT.
Comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good. I've stayed here before and was happy to come back.
The room is nice and the breakfast is good. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is clean.
It's not so close to the T line. Even if I ask for a room in the lower floor they reserved a room at 3th floor without elevator (I booked this room for my 75years old parents!!!)
Wi Fi was not strong enough for media.
The breakfast was more than adequate. I appreciated the fact that coffee/tea were available until 11:00 PM; snacks (cake and cookies too).
The mattress was atrocious! I had a backache the whole time I was there. There was a deep valley in the middle of the bed. We did not have hot water at night; lukewarm only. After having no heat in our room the first 2 nights, I complained and they turned on the heat. For the next 3 nights, the heat blasted all night and we were miserable. No fun hauling suitcases up 3 flights of stairs (no elevator).
This was our third stay at Irving House. We love the location near Harvard Square. The staff is very friendly, and the breakfast is varied and delicious. We will be back.
Proximity to art museum and yard. Free off street parking Clean modern bathroom
Tiny bedroom, but adequate for two people
Good staff, great breakfast, very clean and generally comfortable
I am not young and had to walk up two flights with everything which wasn't impossible, and I didn't know to request first or second floor. Worse, though, was an allergic reaction I had throughout my stay (kept in line by medicine). I guess they take pets and a cat had lived in my room. I wish I had known. I would have stayed elsewhere. I will, in future, research more deeply!
Staff VERY helpful, friendly, cheery...BRAVO! Overall value for money is excellent. Breakfasts good, although not fancy. Location is good. But the people made the difference.
We felt a wee bit claustrophobic in Room 301. Next time will ask for a larger room, and one not so far up (due to my mobility issue).
Just what I expected - an old house, not fancy but very comfortable, great location for my purpose and very affordable. Also a lovely breakfast selection and especially yummy afternoon snacks - a nice surprise. my room was quite small, with double or queen bed, but I was alone, so small floor space was not a problem. I was delighted, all around.
Location, hospitality, room cleanliness, breakfast! All of high quality - I will be coming back to this place!
Some people at the reception desk could smile more! : )
Availability of NYTimes at breakfast
I liked the most: People that work at the Irving House. All of them are very kind and always are helping you.
The accsess to Internet was very slow.
Staff are so welcoming.
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